Hard as queer: Brutal Gegen releases and videos capture a party that’s defiant as ever

Forget for a second industrial and techno and “queerness” as social media fashion and commodity. Don’t even worry if you particularly like the music on this EP. Berlin’s Gegen remains a bastion of opposition to norms – and in spite of that, perhaps its greatest feat has managed to be successful anyway.

An album released on Nintendo 64 cartridge – the next nerdy Remute ROM release

Vinyl? Done. Tape? Ha, as if. German artist Remute is using obsolete game technology to release music – and the latest is an album released on an actual, playable Nintendo 64 cartridge.

Peter Kirn - January 11, 2022

Senyawa to infinity: Alkisah is a 44-label release, a decentralized festival, and more

From Beirut to Berlin, Perth to Orange County, Moscow to Nanjing, 42 labels are joining the Indonesian underground in imagining a decentralized musical future. Even as DIY duo Senyawa planted the seeds, Alkisah seems a movement as much as an album release. The idea might seem crazy at first – share all the materials for […]

Peter Kirn - February 19, 2021

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